OUR FEATURED ARTIST: ARNAUD MAGGS
FFOTOIMAGE is privileged to present work from our newest featured artist, Arnaud Maggs, a legendary Canadian photographer. Before his death in 2012 at age 86, Maggs was widely recognized for his rigorously considered and refined photography. The artist’s output was the focus of several late-career retrospective exhibitions, publications, and awards including the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Prize. Maggs’ work, life, and relationship with fellow artist Spring Hurlbut was the subject of the tender and insightful film, Spring & Arnaud, a 2013 audience favourite at Toronto’s renowned Hot Docs International Documentary Festival.
Through a special arrangement with the Estate of Arnaud Maggs, FFOTOIMAGE is initially featuring ten early works selected under the guidance of Maggs’ partner, Spring Hurlbut. The subject matter and processes that resulted in the photographs presented here informed Maggs’ later projects, establishing the methodology for his explorations into systems of identification. Future listings will continue to shine a light on foundational pieces from Maggs’ early photography.
The Estate has given considerable thought to the work, saying, “Selections we’ve made include two of Arnaud’s photographs of Julia Mustard, a self-portrait, as well as a pair of diptychs from the series 64 Portrait Studies. We’re also presenting sittings with well-known artists including seminal performance artist Chris Burden, installation artist Christo, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, photographer André Kertész, and groundbreaking filmmaker Norman McLaren.”
The photographs offered here were printed by the artist, or under his precise supervision, and would enhance any serious art collection.
More information about Arnaud Maggs can be found by visiting the artist’s dedicated gallery page HERE.
Read our conversation with the Estate of Arnaud Maggs HERE.
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